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Statement of Speaker Gilbert on the Passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II

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QE II

Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “The United Kingdom has lost a towering monarch, and the Commonwealth of Virginia has lost a good friend. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exemplified grace and dignity. When she embarked on her reign, she pledged herself to her people, and served them faithfully until the last. Hers is an example all of us … Read More

Statement of House Republicans on Revenue Results

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Earlier today, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that Virginia’s tax collections are running nearly $2 billion ahead of expectations, and that his administration will set aside $400 million in the 2023 proposed budget to provide additional tax relief to Virginians. Virginia is well positioned to provide additional tax relief, over and above the $4 billion approved in the 2022-2024 biennial budget, … Read More

Statement of Speaker Gilbert on the Passing of Former Delegate Joe Johnson

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House Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Our friend and colleague, Joe Johnson, has passed. Joe, a true gentleman, was one of Southwest Virginia’s most dedicated public servants. A strong advocate for his community, Joe was one of the kindest, nicest men I’ve ever met. I have no doubt that he has been reunited with his loving wife Ann, … Read More

Statement of Speaker Gilbert on the Passing of Former Delegate Jack Reid

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Del. Jack Reid

House Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “Our Commonwealth is a lesser place today. Early Sunday morning, our former colleague Jack Reid passed from this life, surrounded by his friends and family. “While our time here overlapped by just a few years, I came to know Jack Reid as a giant of this body. He believed what he believed, … Read More

Statement of Speaker Gilbert on Murders at Bridgewater College

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Campus Police Officer John Painter (left) and Campus Safety Officer J.J. Jefferson (right)

Speaker Todd Gilbert issued the following statement on the murder of a campus police officer and campus safety officer Tuesday afternoon: “Earlier today, an incomprehensible act of violence was perpetrated at Bridgewater College. While we continue to learn more about what happened we do know that a campus police officer and a campus safety officer, Police Officer John Painter and … Read More

Statement of Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert on Gov.-elect Youngkin’s Nominee for Secretary of Education

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Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert issued the following statement: “When Republicans said we would make education a priority for the upcoming General Assembly session, it wasn’t empty rhetoric. We heard parents loud and clear. Governor-elect Youngkin’s nominee for Secretary of Education has a record of supporting innovation and high educational standards, and will serve Virginia students well. “Secretary-designee Guidera has the kind … Read More

Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader-designee Terry Kilgore Announces Staff Assignments

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Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader-Designee Terry Kilgore today announced changes to his staff that reflect his continuing commitment to supporting Southwest Virginia’s priorities and to engaging with Members of the Republican Majority to advance the interests of the Commonwealth and its people. “In November, Republicans in the Commonwealth worked together to mount an incredible victory for business and jobs … Read More

Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert Announces Additional Committee Chairs for the 2022-23 Session

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Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert today announced the chairs of six additional House standing committees. “I’m pleased to announce more of the House of Delegates leadership team for the upcoming General Assembly session. These new committee chairs will bring a breadth of experience to their new assignments. I look forward to working with all of them to enact our shared common-sense, conservative … Read More

Del. Barry Knight to Chair House Appropriations Committee

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Chairman Knight

Speaker-designee Todd Gilbert announced today that Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) will serve as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee for the coming 2022-23 General Assembly Session. “I am thrilled to announce that Delegate Knight will serve as the next Chair of the House Appropriations Committee. Barry has served diligently on the committee for many years and will deftly transition … Read More

Gilbert: Democrats Who Don’t Disavow NARAL Endorsements Own #DefundThePolice

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NARAL-VA had previously tweeted their support for defunding the police, but did so again on Tuedsay multiple times during an online conversation about where candidates stand on the issue of supporting law enforcement. Democrats have already taken over $300k from Future Now, a left-wing group who has also pushed to defund police departments across the nation. It’s time for them … Read More